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Industrial Engineering

General Information

Industrial Engineering is an engineering discipline that integrates several branches of engineering education with the objective of optimizing and improving complex processes, systems, or organizations.  This is achieved by implementing innovative integrated systems of people, knowledge, and equipment with financial effectiveness. Graduates of the Industrial Engineering program will have the expertise to work, analyze, and manage the work of others in areas of research, development, design, analysis, maintenance, and operations. These opportunities arise in a variety of industries and services including automotive, aerospace, heavy and precision machinery, robotics and automation, power generations, oil and gas industries, chemical industries, transportation, information/telecommunications, health care systems, pharmacology, agriculture, construction and site development, and consumer products.

Admission requirements

Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.

Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a minimum average of 60 per cent, Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), and Physics (SPH4U). In addition, a combined minimum 70 per cent average in math and science courses is required, with no grade below 60 per cent. All other applicants should refer to admissions  for the requirements for their specific category of admission.

Professional Designation

All of our undergraduate engineering programs have been fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. This program is designed to meet the CEAB requirements. (Note: The new Industrial Engineering Program will be reviewed for accreditation in 2026‐2027, to coincide with the first graduation class, as per CEAB requirements). Each graduate is eligible to apply for licensing as a professional engineer (PEng) in any province or territory in Canada.

Program Details and Degree Requirements

To be eligible for an honors Bachelor of Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering, students must successfully complete 135 credit hours, including all courses outlined here. All courses in Year 1, except SSCI 1470U, are prerequisites to all non‐elective courses in Year 2. All courses in Years 1 and 2, except SSCI 1470U, are prerequisites to all non‐elective courses in Years 3 and 4.

Although reasonable efforts will be made to adhere to the order and timing of courses as indicated, course requirements and term offerings may change. Below is a breakdown of the courses offered in the
Industrial Engineering program:

Year 4 (33 credit hours)

Liberal Studies electives

Complementary studies, including courses in humanities, social sciences, arts, management, engineering economics, ethics and communication, are included in engineering programs to complement the technical content of the curriculum and thereby provide graduates with a broader perspective of their role in society. Inclusion of complementary studies also satisfies several accreditation criteria of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. Courses or parts of courses covering engineering economics, ethics, and the impact of technology on society, as well as courses that develop the student’s capability to communicate orally, visually and in writing, are essential to the education of an engineer and therefore are included in all of our engineering programs.

Liberal studies electives are included in each engineering program to ensure adequate coverage of subject matter that deals with central issues, methodologies and thought processes of the humanities and social sciences. Such material is required in the education of an engineer. Liberal studies electives can include, but are not limited to, courses dealing with cultural analysis; historical analysis; literature and the arts; knowledge, cognition, and moral reasoning; and social and behavioural analysis.

Foreign language and business courses may not be used as liberal studies. Courses can be approved as liberal studies electives for students in engineering programs at the university by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (or designate), in accordance with these principles.

Courses selected for the liberal studies electives must be approved by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Liberal studies electives are subject to change. An updated list of liberal studies electives will be maintained online at engineering.ontariotechu.ca.

Engineering Electives

Courses selected for the engineering elective must be approved by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Engineering courses from other engineering programs may be allowed as engineering electives provided students have the prerequisites and the courses extend the students’ knowledge through greater depth in an advanced area, or greater breadth in a complementary field. Not all of the listed engineering electives will necessarily be offered each year.

The following are approved courses as engineering electives: